The litters of some species of sharks may share multiple fathers. We studied how frequently this occurs in two species of sharks caught by fisheries in Papua New Guinea and are using the information to help identify populations at risk of decline.
Because we all know how bad rubbish is for the environment, we decided to give you a few tips on how to lighten your rubbish load this Christmas.
The newly released book Rays of the World is the first illustrated guide to the world’s 633 known species of stingrays, skates, electric rays and sawfishes.
Last week a broadnose sevengill shark washed ashore our Australian National Fish Collection facility, donating its body to science.
Lindsay Marshall illustrated 650 rays for Rays of the World, the first illustrated guide to all non-extinct species of ray.
Stretching more than a kilometre across the reef lagoon, our scientists set about identifying millions of teeny tiny aquabugs.
Fish specimens old and new have to be assigned a species for all sorts of important management reasons. But who does the identifying? And how do they ID the fish?
Through a multi-group investigation based around northern Australia, we’ve identified a new species, one of the largest known stingrays.
Our team at the Ningaloo reef have been busy this past year, tagging 60 animals and surveying 7 kilometres of reef, and 12,000 hectares of deep habitat!